The four mile long northwest facing crescent of golden sand stretching from the Hayle estuary north east to Gwithian and Godrevy is collectively known as Hayle Beach.
Locally however, the beach has been given more descriptive names: Mexico Towans is the name of the beach east of Black Cliff. In turn Mexico Towans blends into Phillack Towans and finally Upton Towans.
Family friendly, Mexico Towans offers a wide expanse of golden sand to relax or play beach games on, whilst the low dunes offer youngsters the freedom to explore. Swimming is good here, care should be taken to listen to advice given by lifeguards on local weather and tide conditions.
Access to the beach is from the car park at Phillack. Facilities, including toilets and cafés, are provided at Hayle Towans, to the north end of the sands. Lifeguards patrol the beaches from the middle of May to the end of September. Dogs are permitted all year round.
The word towans is taken from the Cornish language for 'sand dunes' which back all the beaches in this area.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Family friendly
✔ Rescue equipment
OS Explorer Map 102: Land's End
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: